Jacob Eisenstein

Draft of a new textbook on natural language processing, forthcoming with MIT press.

I'm an Associate Professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, where I lead the Computational Linguistics Laboratory I work on machine learning approaches to understanding human language. I'm especially interested in non-standard language, discourse, computational social science, and statistical machine learning. I am on leave for the 2018-2019 academic year, and will not be accepting new students or interns.

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My research combines machine learning and linguistics to build natural language processing systems that are robust to contextual variation and offer new insights about social phenomena. A complete list of publications can be found here, on Google scholar, and on Semantic scholar. Here are some current themes and highlights:

Making NLP robust to language variation
Structure and dynamics of language change in online media
Computational models of social interactional meaning
Multi-level representation learning for NLP


Professional service

  • Co-chair: 2016 EMNLP Workshop on NLP and Computational Social Science.
  • Co-chair: 2014 ACL Workshop on Language Technologies and Computational Social Science
  • Co-chair: 2013-2015 Atlanta Workshop on Computational Social Science
  • Area chair: NAACL 2018, EMNLP 2017, NAACL 2016, ACL 2014, EACL 2013
  • Tutorial co-chair: ACL 2018, NAACL 2012
  • Coordinator/chair/czar of student research workshop, awards, and/or volunteers: NAACL 2016, ICML 2013, NAACL 2013
  • Program committees (past 12 months): ACL, CONLL, EMNLP, ICML, NAACL, NIPS. All these venues are open-access (OA).
  • Editorial boards: Linguistic Issues in Language Technology (OA), Language Variation series at Language Science Press (OA), Computational Linguistics (OA)
  • Journal Reviewing: Communications of the ACM, Computational Linguistics (OA), Journal of Machine Learning Research (OA), Journal of Artificial Intelligence Research (OA), Machine Learning Journal, Transactions of the Association of Computational Linguistics (OA), Journal of the American Statistical Association, Language in Society, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, ...
  • I prefer that my reviewing effort goes towards papers that everyone can read. So I usually will not review for venues that are non-OA, unless I submit papers there myself. Please use my gmail address for all review requests.


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Georgia Institute of Technology
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